Janet Jackson Makes Nice With Joe’s Side Kid JohVonnie

- By Bossip Staff

While Randy and Jermaine’s baby mama continue to give Catherine hell, Janet was recently spotted out making nice with her illegitimate sister Joh’Vonnie.

We know that raises some questions for a lot of you. And while we cannot possibly explain to you why this poor baby was named “Joh’Vonnie,” we can certainly revisit where she came from: this Dirty Dog x Sideline ho coupling…

Back in ’09, Joh’Vonnie took her story to UK tabloid The Mirror.

She was born in 1974 during a 25-year affair between Jackson family patriarch Joe and mum Cheryle Terrell.

In her early 20s JohVonnie even moved in with Joe in Las Vegas when he lived away from the family home.
His wife Katherine knew of the affair but her devotion to the Jehovah’s Witness faith led her to forgive him and accept JohVonnie.

La Toya Jackson claimed in her memoirs Growing Up In The Jackson Family that Katherine referred to JohVonnie as a “bastard child”. Yet JohVonnie found Katherine incredibly warm, even letting her and Yasmine stay in the family home in Encino, California.

And she ended up calling her “mother” like the rest of the clan.

JohVonnie explained: “I hung on to what La Toya had said.

“But then I met Katherine and I couldn’t even see her saying anything like that about me. She was really nice to me.

“I think she was very hurt at the time of the affair. That’s totally understandable. No woman likes for her husband to go cheating on her and produce a child. It was probably heart-breaking.

“But she had come out of that, she let me live in her home, me and my daughter, and I took care of her home when she was not there. We’ve cooked together and have had good conversations.”

JohVonnie says she is also “ very, very close” to Rebbie. However, her relationship with the rest of her famous brothers and sisters is very different. She said: “I met Janet when I was 15. I saw her that one time and it was clear she never wanted to have a relationship with me. I couldn’t really understand why.

“She was staring at me and checking me out and as soon as she heard me call Joseph ‘Daddy’, she switched off, turned her back and never spoke to me again.”

Things were just as difficult with La Toya. She said: “I would be shopping in a department store and would see La Toya.

“But I couldn’t go to talk with her because I didn’t feel she wanted to talk to me.”

JohVonnie added that her childhood was soooo hard because she was Michael Jackson’s sister. And that Michael pretty much ignored her when she visited Neverland. Poor attention-whoring baby.

We’re glad her dream of getting close to one of her rich famous beloved siblings finally came true.


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  • #justsayin

    Papa Joe can NEVER deny that girl is his daughter. she looks like he spit her out LOL.


      Yeah and now we see where the fat gene came from: That damn Joe’s side of the fam. Cuz the girl’s (JohVonnie’s) mother was thin. Joe doomed all the girls cuz they probably all had to struggle with weight 4rm jump. We just know about Janet’s struggles firsthand because she’s been the only one constantly in the limelight. Latoya, I’m sure, threw in the towel & gave up the fight with food deciding instead to just be anorexic. Po’ thang.

    • Tap Dat

      @ U no comprehende: You don’t know what you’re talking about. Her weight problems could have come from anywhere. Janet is the only one who visibly had yoyo weight issues and that’s normal for many women. None of the other sisters or brothers had significant weight gain that anyone saw and nothing like this girl. Her weight could have come from genetics or Twinkies.

  • B'More

    well DAMN, she looks exactly like Joe AND her mama. Janet probably figures that life is too short to hold grudges. and honestly it’s not Joh’Vonnie’s fault her daddy is a cheater.

  • Vel_J

    She look just like Joe!


    yo, Janet is turning back the clock like a mthafka!!!
    homegirl looks like she did back when she was on FAME!!!
    give me what she’s drinkin’ stat! 🙂

  • oh snap

    I feel sorry for anybody who has to be the child of that abuser Joe Jackson.

  • apple

    Damn she looks like Joe

  • pande40719

    Found out I had a sister in college, I knew who she was but she didn’t know me. Thought I would hate her but instead ending up helping her because other girls were giving her a hard time. You can’t help what your parents do, life is too short to be hating on others. Now back to the music!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Keep it Real

    Based on her current size she must now be living in the states. I highly doubt the men in England would have allowed her to become that obese.

  • http://www.bossip.com lisaB

    Yeah thats his daughter.. atleast he took care of her.. Man Katherine had to deal with some mess with JOE.. Thats old school ish cuz nowaday if a man has an illegitimate child he ain’t gon take care of it especially not a blackman.

    • http://Bossip.com Nene87

      You aint never lied.

    • jakljk.g

      U mean the Jackson Five took care of her, Joe ain’t have no job besides beating the hell out of everyone in the house.

  • Gray eyed Bandit

    She looks like a extra large marshmellow version of her Mommy!

  • Toni

    Damn she looks just like Papa Joe. Big than a mug too.


    wow must have been difficult growing up in the backdrop….love ur self lose weight today….live longer for tomorrow…life does go on….it is what it is.

  • JaZzIe91

    Her life couldn’t have been that hard. Look how big she is.

    I don’t know why she’s so pressed to be in peoples’ lives who don’t want her around. If it was me I would have said f*ck them and kept it moving with my life. Well at least Janet is claiming her now. *shrugs*

  • noble

    How many people were IN that house???? #China

  • veryfunny

    she is turning into a rhino……get ur fat a$s into a gym jo’vo

  • resurrected

    It very hard always having to live in the shadows if the sins of your parents. Joe never let any of his main children call him daddy but then the outside child gets that privilege can be very hurtful because every child wants to be close to there parents. I think Joe created the riff in his family and he did nothing to mend the wounds. I think Joi Vonnie was wrong for expecting a lot because your parents not your siblings but you into a difficult situation. Even his famous children could not get this man attention unless he was controlling things but this once child gets all of his love in a non abusive way that got to hurt them. Joe treated Joi Vonnie very different over the years and through her childhood.

  • Osamamyazz

    And look at dat…she got Joe’s original big nose. Joe ain’t fooling nobody. He and Kat got a nose job before Mike and Janet did! SMH JO’VO needs to learn to put down the damn fork. Janet is not super thin but standing next to this swollen chick, she looks anorexic.

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  • ceewalk

    Yes she looks like that evil Joe (LMBO); LMBO @ Mike ignoring her (don’t blame him)~

  • Atl_Finest

    That is how Janet would look if she never left Gary. Money keep Janet looking tight. Lypo ain’t cheap.

  • Tm30

    She does look like him. Maybe the other siblings treated her that way because she didn’t have to endure any Jackson family hazing. They were probably like, ” I know she doesn’t think she can just walk up in here like that, Joe needs to give her a proper hazing into this family.”

  • TL

    I feel for this lady, I really really do, just like I feel for those poor kids! This seems kind of (all of a sudden) what is really going on – why now?

  • Iak

    Joe’s kids don’t have to recognize her if they don’t want to. Their parents were married when she was conceived. It’s their choice. She needs to stop trying to get attention.

  • http://ww.w.carlosharris.comidon carlos harris

    donell harris + rebbie jackson = janet jackson, you go stop denying my family wen you clearly know the truth by now! Katherine, Joe, and Rebbie might would have got a way with it, but Rebbie got knocked up by Jesus’ big brother, so the secret is out! We always knew my brother had another daughter, so I asked God who she was, and Janet Jackson is her name!

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